@Home Art Challenge: Artist Spotlight_Keith Haring
"Coloring Lines, Shapes & Letters"
Download and print these resources to color!!
Walter Anderson_Alphabet Block Prints
Walter Anderson was an artist from Mississippi; his block prints of the alphabet provide a stark contrast in positive and negative space. As you find creative ways to add color to some of his prints, practice the sounds these letters make, and think of other words that have the same beginning sound as the letters: "A" "E" "M" "W" "C" and "K."
"The results of this study clearly supported the hypothesis that coloring a mandala for 20 minutes is more effective at reducing anxiety than free-form coloring for 20 minutes. By measuring anxiety levels upon entering the study, after a brief anxiety induction and after 20 minutes of coloring, we were able to demonstrate that participants who colored on a blank piece of paper showed no reductions in anxiety, whereas those participants who colored a mandala actually decreased their anxiety levels to levels below that which they reported before the anxiety induction." Curry, N. A. & Kasser, T.(2005)Can Coloring Mandalas Reduce Anxiety?,Art Therapy,22(2),81-85.
Explore the Elements: Line, Shape, Texture & Color
You can create patterns with any combination of elements: lines, shapes, symbols* *Remember: symbols are iconic representations; the stand for something. Letters are symbols; they represent sounds. Alphabets vary by cultures and can provide a diverse spectrum of symbols to use. Step 1: DRAW orTRACE your choice of shape(s) (example: Leaves) Step 2: DIVIDE your choice of shapes into sections using any variety of lines (e.g. horizontal, zig-zag, loopy, wavy, etc.) Step 3: CREATE patterns inside the sections using lines, shapes, and/or symbols Step 4: OUTLINE your object repeatedly to fill your background with patterns of lines Step 5: ADD COLOR!!!
Foster your creativity by "envisioning," "elaborating on" and "articulating" any to all of these imaginary scenarios